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  • Give Your Best

    1 posts, 1 voices, 415 views, started Jun 16, 2009

    Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 by Denise Richardson

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      Give Your Best

      2Tim. 2:15 Work hard so God can approve you. Be a good worker, one who does not
      need to
      be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth. NLT  

      Are you really giving God your best? It is so easy for us to settle for where we
      are in Christ
      and never strive for more. Many people get a touch from God and hang on to it
      forever, never
      expecting or striving to get more from God. You see, when you stop trying your
      best and start
      settling for less, then the enemy will come and sow spiritual seeds of
      inferiority. And when others
      come around you that are giving their all to God, they will seem very deep to
      you and it will cause
      you to feel less than them. This brings about those crazy spirits that cause
      people to want to be seen,
      want attention, or just want their way in the church. They start worrying about
      what people are saying
      or what people think about them. Fighting to protect a reputation that they have
      had for years instead
      of moving forward. These are the consequences of not staying in the word of God
      to find your own
      identity, or not striving to be a better Christian and living accordingly. When
      you give God less, you
      get less in return, and then you will be forced to compensate for your spiritual
      lack by either fronting,
      or pretending you have what you don’t. This leads to spirits of insecurity and
      hypocrisy.  

      Let God have your best. Don’t settle for who you are now, but keep striving to
      hear God, see God, know God, and learn of God! He is the answer to your
      questions. If you submit to God and delight yourself in him, he will give you
      your
      hearts desire. He will fill the void and show you who you are. It’s not easy at
      all, but when you feel
      like giving up, don’t do it. Just keep striving and you will get your approval
      from him. Hang in there and
      give your very best to him. What you give is what you will receive!  

      Suggested Reading: Gen. 4:7, Psa. 37:4, James 1:5, 2Tim. 2:5



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